The bill creates the crime prevention through safer streets grant program (grant program) in the department of public safety (DPS). The bill requires DPS to issue requests for proposals to local governmental agencies for the agencies to identify areas where crime is prevalent. After identifying such areas, local governmental agencies can apply to DPS for grants for improvements designed to create safer streets.
The bill directs DPS to establish policies and procedures for the grant program. It also creates an advisory committee to review grant requests and make recommendations to the executive director of DPS. The executive director reviews responses to the requests for proposals and grants and determines which local governmental agencies will receive money and the amount of each grant.
The bill appropriates $10.3 million to DPS for the grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)